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Okayafrica's 11 Top LPs of 2011


For our top 11 LPs of 2011 we opted to stick to works we featured on Okayafrica in the past 12 months. We scraped up some new works, some re-issues, and a fair amount of rare compilations. Browse our top albums (and one EP) of 2011 below and check out our top music videos, songs, and side-eye moments of the year!

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Fela Soul: Fela Kuti x De La Soul

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Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979

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The FOKN DunaQuest in Budapest

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Danger [Re-Issue]

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Tassili

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From Africa With Fury: Rise

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Assimilations

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Give The Beggar A Chance/Dawn of Awareness [Re-Issues]

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BLNRB: Welcome To The Madhouse

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Native Sun

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Put Some Red On It

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The sizzling new single has something for fans of afropop, reggaeton, and everything in between.

The two music giants manage to perfectly bridge and melt their musical worlds together on an unmistakable Nigerian beat, courtesy of bad ass producer KILLERTUNES. All the while exchanging lyrics in Spanish, Yoruba and English, with a nod to Elvis Crespo's merengue classic "Suavemente."

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